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This new Orleans Nighthawks have-been playing together about 8 many years. Almost all of the Band members tend to be “snowbirds” and started to Florida only during Oct – April. Each is a jazz veteran of other jazz bands from up north too. The Nighthawks perform on a regular basis in Lake Wales Florida area. The band’s design could be regarded as a mix of Hot TRAD and Swing.
The Band workers comprises of an excellent rhythm area fronted because of the Band’s leader; John Skillman on Clarinet. The inclusion of two trombone players when you look at the musical organization in 2010, (Glen Carlton and Gordon Moore), result in the voicing and arrangement most unique among TRAD rings. .To
Clarinet/Leader – John Skillman – Lake Wales Florida & DeKalb IL.
Banjo/Vocals - Mike Evans – Bradenton FL
Bass - Bob Hudgins – Lake Wales FL & Baltimore MD
Drums – Stan Mulder – Winter Haven FL
Trombone - Glen Carlton - Winter Haven FL
Trombone - Gordon Moore - Bradenton FL
Vocals – Diana Skillman – Lake Wales FL & DeKalb IL
Area: Central Florida
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Dekalb Illinois & Lake Wales Florida
Electronic Engineer, retired president of Skillman Engineering of DeKalb, IL. John plays because of the Buck Creek Jazz Band on the National Jazz Scene. John could be the leader for the Barb City Stompers Band in Dekalb IL and is the clarinetist for the Chicago Hot Six Jazz Band. In addition to being much popular within the Chicago location, he could be also the first choice for the brand new Orleans Nighthawks Jazz Band in Florida. John is also the clarinet player in Overseas CanAmGer (Canadian-American-German) Jazz band. He has got carried out at numerous jazz festivals in United States Of America, Canada, Scotland and European countries. Their style ranges from down-town brand new Orleans to Chicago to Swing.
Mike EvansBanjo / Guitar / Vocals
Mike had been the co-leader regarding the Coast to Coast Jazz Band plus the leader of this toll-house Jazz Band in Columbus, Ohio as well as the (Global) CanAmGer Jazz Band. The toll-house musical organization played at celebrations for the Midwest such as the Bix Beiderbecke event in Davenport, the Coon-Sanders event in W. Virginia together with Early Jazz Festival in Ohio. Mike has actually led the toll-house and CanAmGer Jazz Bands on four tours in Europe including shows at jazz clubs and festivals in Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Regensburg and in Brunico, Italy. Mike happens to be the banjoist aided by the Buck Creek Jazz Band from Washington, D.C. In addition Mike features carried out as solo banjoist aboard the United states Queen riverboat on Mississippi River. He had been recently inducted into the Columbus Senior Musicians Hall of Fame. Besides tenor banjo, Mike sings and performs plectrum banjo and guitar. See Mike's Banjo Website.
Winter Haven Florida
Glen plays trombone and bass electric guitar when you look at the Central Florida area. He owns and works Carlton Music Center and enjoys playing music in several bands. He had been prompted early-on by Bill Allred at Rosie O'Grady's in Orlando, and soon after formed the "Pride of Dixie" Dixieland Band, (which Stan Mulder in addition played). Glen played trombone utilizing the Florida State University Marching Chiefs as well as for many years afterwards played bass and trombone when you look at the local variety musical organization Brassworks. He at this time he resides in Winter Haven, Florida and plays into the "Over-55 Show Band" at Polk State university, regional stone team "Band Haven" additionally the "New Orleans Nighthawks" Dixieland/Trad Band.
Dayton Ohio and Bradenton Florida
Our trombonist, Gordon Moore, has been playing the trombone since age 11. Gordon's modern day job is a higher college biology instructor in Miamisburg, Ohio. At a previous college, Gordon organized a number of the senior high school professors into a Dixieland Band labeled as the Do's and Don'ts of Dixie. This musical organization played locally near Dayton, Ohio for 10 years, and, on three occasions, played within the Grand Cayman isles, as jazz ambassadors under government sponsorship. Gordon additionally plays with Dave Greer's Timeless Jazz Stompers. This band features, going back 24 years, played in various jazz clubs and celebrations in the east coastline, plus a number of trips/concerts to Belgium. Gordon on a regular basis substitutes using the Mike Evan's toll-house Jazz Band from Columbus Ohio including a recently available performance for 700, 000 fans at the International Jazz Festival in Dresden, Germany
Lake Wales Florida and Glen Burnie Maryland